Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
If you love cinnamon then you will love these cookies, bake them longer for a more crispy cookie, this makes a lot of cookies but they freeze well --- Source; Taste of Home Magazine :)
- 1⁄2 cup butter (no substitutions)
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 2 teaspoons nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- additional sugar
- Set oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar.
- Add the eggs and extracts; mix well.
- Combine the next seven ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
- Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar.
- Place 2-inches apart onto a ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-15 mins, or until lightly browned.
Great cookies. They are more flavorful then a snickerdoodle. I made a few changes. I subbed 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, lemon juice for zest and only added 1 tsp nutmeg. I will definately make these again and will try as the recipe is written. Oh and I used colored sugar as white sugar is just too boring. Thanks Kitten for a new favorite.
Very good cookie. You can definitely taste the lemon zest when baked. I didn't have any oranges, so I only used lemon. The almond flavor is very subtle, so perhaps next time I would increase the almond extract and only put a 1/2 tsp of lemon zest in. I also used 1/2 cup whole wheat flour because I try to add something healthy to my recipes. The recipe makes a lot of cookies, but mine only took 9 mins tops. I can't imagine baking these for 15 mins. They would be burnt and hard as a rock. I prefer a chewier cookie, so I always underbake my cookies slightly. It works for me, and it worked this time too. They taste very different from snickerdoodles. I would not compare them. Personally, I like a thicker, chewier cookie. These are thinner and crispier.
One of my FAVORITE cookie recipes from Taste of Home. We love cinnamon and these are soooo good - and the aroma in the house while they are baking is heavenly. A perfect recipe for the fall and Christmas season, but sometimes I can't wait till then to make them again! Thanks for posting! : )